Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Marché Maubert - VIII


The oldest street market in Paris, established in 1547, Marché Maubert is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.  But, do not be late as the stalls will close by 2:30 or 3, and you will not find the sumptuous stacks of artichokes, leeks, and carrots. There are stands for flowers, rugs, pashminas, fromage, fleur de sel, textiles from Provence, meats, seafood, carry out food (prête à emporter) pour manger sur le pouce. 


I have featured this marché before as it was my "neighborhood" for many trips to Paris.  I will visit my friends there very soon, to buy their produce and cheeses, and to take their photos again and to recall the snow and cold of last December and the wonderful weather of my last visit in April.  Of course, I will have some photos in my pocket...


Marché Maubert
Place Maubert
Métro Maubert-Mutualité
75005 Paris

42 comments:

Marylène said...

Bonjour,
I've been visiting your blog for a long time but never commented till now.
Marché Maubert was my favorite market long ago when I lived in Paris, no pashminas then but wonderful produces (like nowadays) and also just across the street the first "quartier chinois", lots of amazing Vietnamese groceries! Thank you for those nice memories.

Malyss said...

Genie, food is "prete à EMporter", "pret-à-porter" is for clothes.In english, that's the same word (to carry), so hard to catch even for a very good french speaker like you.

Pet said...

City markets are a wonderful thing. And enjoy your next visit to Paris, lucky you!

Richard Moisan said...

Une visite sur ce type de marché est l'assurance d'un moment agréable, car, en plus du régal de l'oeil, vient s'ajouter le plaisir de l'ambiance.
Bonne journée, Genie!

dive said...

A scrumptious photo, Genie. How wonderful that you will be back in Paris soon.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love your words as much as you images Genie, the way you describe the scene makes it so much easier to imagine being there.

Shell Sherree said...

I'm excited for you, Genie!

Andy said...

Nice play with light and shadow. Excellent exposure.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Genie!

Bonjour ma belle! Quel joli blog! Et merci pour ta visite.....

It is a pleasure to meet you! I had no idea this was the oldest street in Paris. And I am truly glad to meet you and to receive your comments. Please stop by again this coming weekend and see some of my art. Anita

s.c said...

Great shot. You can taste the carrots and artichokes already. With a glass of wine of course.
Santé

biebkriebels said...

I love those markets, they are always very lively with a lot going on. Lucky you to travel again, have a nice time.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

We learned very early on when we were in Provence to go very early to the markets with the village French ladies, otherwise you'll get trampled by the hordes of tourists. Especially at food markets, the tourists are only there to look, not to buy, and unfortunately they make it difficult to shop.
Sam

kathrin said...

oh yes I love it, if you like, my blog kalos reiseblog is now every day with new pics of Paris, have a great time, big hugh Kathrin
PS I m missing Paris !!!!

kathrin said...

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brattcat said...

this makes me want to race down from the attic and start cooking. beautiful. when will you return to your beloved France?

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Lovely, your composition makes it all the more desirable.

M said...

Beautiful and delicious! I would like to return and purchase more fleur de sel and herbes de Provence as my stash is gone (either from my own consumption or from my kids " borrowing"). Lovely photo ....

Cezar and Léia said...

I love visiting this kind of market, thanks for this great hint! :)
Léia

Stan said...

You manage to make the market sound and look romantic!! Bon voyage!!!

Aesthetic Alterations said...

Scrumptious! I want to make a big pot of potage with all this!

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Great shot, and the sun highlights the carrots just so. This makes me feel like preparing "carottes à la crème," a favorite recipe at my house while I was growing up...

Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Clueless in Boston said...

Great looking veggies. Lucky you when in Paris to be near such a great marche.

Kris said...

Hi Genie,

What a nice selection of veggies and I can't believe the size of those carrots! Huge!

Kris

Sylvia K said...

I do love these kinds of markets! Always look forward to visiting the ones here in Seattle, which I have to admit, are excellent and with the same huge selection as yours in Paris. Ah, but that's the difference! I love Seattle, but it isn't Paris -- darn it!! Have a lovely evening, mon amie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Starman said...

Every time I see carrots at a French market, I wonder how they manage to get them to be so large.

Harriet said...

Nature's colors always delight the eye. You have done a great job capturing this.
My wv is hollyr - must be an omen that you and holly r destined to be back in Paris soon.....if I'm remembering correctly your daughter's name is Holly.

Loree said...

what an exquisite market - a perfect place to traipse around on a Saturday morning

Paris Paul said...

Miam miam! I love the rough quadrants of color and shapes.

jennyfreckles said...

Imagine that - back to 1547. I wonder if the veg are very different today? They look wonderful.

Alexa said...

This was my market "down the hill" when I lived in the Place de l'Ecole Polytechnique. Great shot, Genie—I'd like one of those artichokes right now! (And not sure I knew it's been around for almost 500 years—wow!)

James said...

The vegetables look so nice! I also like the mix of shade and light!

louciao said...

That sounds like a marvellous place. I can't wait to visit there with you...through your pictures.

Pamela said...

Thanks for visiting me and i am so glad you did...I am now following you!
I so hope to one day see Paris!
Pamela xo

Louise said...

Marche Maubert was my local market on my first visit to Paris. Thanks for the memories Genie.

Randy said...

That looks so wonderful!

Jack said...

I watched the movie Contagion tonight, and I want to rush over there and wash all of the vegetables before we catch that nasty flu!

martinealison said...

Rien n'est plus plaisant que l'ambiance des marchés...
Gros bisous

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Marylène, Pamela, and Anita... thank you for your first-time comments.

Malyss, thank you for the correction.

Jack, I will send you additionally some hand sanitizer...

Kathrin, you have several blogs and I must have not been to the right one to see your Paris photos... will do!

Oh, the street is not the oldest in Paris, but the "street market" is reported as the oldest. I do wonder what was offered in that time?

Marie reminded me about the fleur de sel we bought here in April. I used to buy it at Bon Marché but the little bags I have bought here have been great.

Bises,
Genie

Halcyon said...

I love a good farmer's market. The veggies always look better there than at the Kroger somehow.

Virginia said...

Miam miam!!! I love the markets. It's Paris to me.
V

Julie said...

When is your next visit to Paris, Genie? I will be over there during May 2012.

Now Serving said...

Hi I'm back :) You are right - adding few more to your list - Sydney, Queenstown (NZ) Actually, we are planning a trip to France next June - we want to enjoy when hubby plods away at a conference ;) Don't know if you've seen Midnight in Paris - Really wonderful movie!
And if ever you are in central Va, give me a shout and I will have a winsome breaky ready and waiting :)Tout pour toi, mon amie :) bonsoir,
priya